...it does have a couple of small issues that I feel warrant a one star reduction. It is so stinkin' adorable, though, and we really do love it!
(1) It is a bit difficult for my 11-month-old to steer. When he tries to make it turn, it sometimes tips over along with him. However, it is MUCH sturdier than the VTech Sit-to-Stand walker he initially had, and the Hape wheels are so much better on wood floors AND carpet. He started walking with it the first day we gave it to him. I was initially disappointed because it tipped over backwards the first time he fell backwards while pushing it. Now he tends to sit back and let go instead of falling backwards, so we've had no other backwards tipovers.
(2) Some reviewers noted this being "all wood" while at least one other reviewer noted that the gears on the side of the walker are plastic. I was hoping for wooden gears, but as of July 2013, they are plastic. Everything else is wood, though, which makes it a nice and sturdy walker.
(3) We have had this walker for almost one month and it is used often throughout the day. To date, the activities on the walker have not sparked any interest from my son. The thing he likes best is the orange circle on the back panel that can be turned to make beads tumble and make noise. The only problem is that you must turn the knob on the back of the walker and the beads are only visible from the front. At this point, he cannot turn the knob from behind while leaning in front to see the beads tumbling in the little clear drum. If the drum was clear on the back as well, he could see the beads tumbling as he sits behind the walker spinning the knob. Take a look at the front and back images provided by Hape to see what I mean.
Overall, I am quite happy with this walker, even for the 71 dollar price tag. My son likes to put toys in and out of the wagon part and gets the biggest smile on his face when I ask him if he wants to "go-go-go", which means walker time! Despite frequent run-ins with the walls and baseboards, no red marks have been left behind! A very happy mom and 11-month-old :-)